Former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez has hinted he would be interested in taking the Atletico Madrid job.

Benitez has been linked with Atletico as coach Quique Sanchez Flores struggles to win back the support of the board.

"I've always had sympathy for Atletico, because, among other things, I have friends there, and because my father always liked Atletico over Real Madrid," said Benitez.

"I always have had much sympathy, although I've been in Madrid and have played many times against Atletico. I always liked the team, especially the fans, spectacular."

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